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Title: Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?* * Date: Feb. 25, 2013 Source: National Public Radio Author: Elise Hu
*Summary: *In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home. According to an internal memohttp://allthingsd.com/20130222/physically-together-heres-the-internal-yahoo-no-work-from-home-memo-which-extends-beyond-remote-workers/leaked to tech site All Things Dhttp://allthingsd.com/20130222/physically-together-heres-the-internal-yahoo-no-work-from-home-memo-which-extends-beyond-remote-workers/, employees who previously enjoyed teleworking will have to start showing up at an office by June.
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Title: Yahoo Orders Home Workers Back to the Office Date: Feb. 25, 2013 Source: New York Times Author: Claire Cain Miller and Catherine Rampell
*Summary: *In trying to get back on track, Yahoo is taking on one of the country’s biggest workplace issues: whether the ability to work from home, and other flexible arrangements, leads to greater productivity or inhibits innovation and collaboration. Across the country, companies like Aetna, Booz Allen Hamilton and Zappos.com are confronting these trade-offs as they compete to attract and retain the best employees.
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